The Annual Bharathi Festival will be celebrated from December 9 to 11 at Bharathi Memorial, T.P. Koil Street, Triplicane.

Subramanya Bharathi’s songs will be rendered by eminent singers; scholars will give speech; dance, debate, quiz and other programmes will be organised during the festival. The highlight will be ‘Jathi Palakku’ (palanquin procession of Subramanya Bharathi’s idol) on December 11 morning and conferment of Bharathi Award in the evening.

This year’s Bharathi Award will be conferred on Vani Jayaram, playback singer, who has sung in all the 18 languages referred by Bharathi.

The award will be presented by musicologist Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. Film director Dr. K. Balachander will felicitate Vani Jayaram.

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